Judge In Italy Allows Dad To Pay His Child Support In Pizza
A judge in Italy recently acquitted Nicola Toso, who had been accused of not keeping up with child support payments after getting divorced in 2002.
Toso was supposed to pay about $335 a month to help support his then six-year-old daughter, but could no longer afford to do so when the economy crashed in 2008. Fortunately, Toso owned a pizza shop, so instead of giving his daughter and ex-wife Nicoletta Zuin money, he paid them in delicious cheesy pies and other foods. This arrangement lasted until 2010, when Toso had to close his shop.
In 2011, the daughter’s relationship with her mother got so bad that she ended up moving in with Toso and his new wife, at which point Zuin was ordered to pay child support.
Based on the solid relationship Toso has with the daughter, and the fact that, as Toso’s lawyer pointed out, he did everything he could to help out even though his own personal finances were basically a disaster, the judge ruled that no crime had been committed and that paying the child support in pizza and calzones was totally fine.
[The Independent | Photo: Getty]